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Graduate Certificate in International Relations
Graduate Certificate in International Relations

Graduate Certificate in International Relations

  • ID:UWA610089
  • Level:Postgraduate Certificate/Diploma
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have

(a) a Bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA;


(b) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 50 per cent.

English Requirements

  • Internet-based Test (iBT): An overall score of 82 with a minimum score of: 22 in the Writing section; 18 in the Reading section; 20 in the Speaking section; and 20 in the Listening 

  • IELTS (Academic) including IELTS for UKVI (Academic): Minimum overall score of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0 (must include Academic Reading and Writing modules)

  • PTE (Academic): Postgraduate Research Studies applicants: An overall score of 64 with a minimum score of 64 in the reading and writing sections, and no less than 54 in the other sections.

Course Information

In this course, you'll explore the mechanisms and decisions through which trade, production and finance have been globalised, and the impacts of these processes. You'll also study key relationships between security and globalisation, transnationalism and regionalism, as well as core concepts such as the security dilemma, securitisation and security communities. Additionally, the course covers conflict between different principles of order and justice in world politics. You'll develop your ability to collect and interpret information; to analyse arguments, policies and developments; and to construct cogent verbal and written arguments on international relations subjects. The course will also enhance your understanding of the ways in which knowledge of international relations is utilised, including in professional employment.

CRICOS code: 069309J

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Course structure details

Take this unit (6 points):

POLS5661 International Relations: Theory and Practice (6)

Option - Group A

Take unit(s) to the value of 12 points from this group.

  • POLS5641 International Security (6)

  • POLS5651 Global Political Economy (6)

  • POLS5681 Governance in the International System (6)

  • POLS5688 The Evolution of International Society (6)

Option - Group B

Take units(s) to the value of 6 points from this group.

  • POLS5010 NGOs, Governance and Development (6)

  • POLS5301 Democracy in Divided Societies (6)

  • POLS5611 Religion, Global Identities and World Politics (6)

  • POLS5612 World Politics: Muslims in the West (6)

  • POLS5631 International Relations of the Asia–Pacific (6)

  • POLS5671 Peace and Security in Africa (6)

  • POLS5683 US Foreign Policy (6)

  • POLS5684 China and the World (6)

  • POLS5686 International Norms, Ethics and Human Rights (6)

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

You will find employment opportunities in a range of business, government and non-government organisations both in Australia and overseas. Expertise in international relations complements qualifications in a range of professional and other areas and is applicable to a variety of employment options. Many International Relations graduates find work in foreign diplomacy or organisations such as the United Nations.

  • Foreign Affairs and Trade Officer

  • Journalist

  • Parliamentarian

  • Policy Analyst

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

OSHC: 530 ($) per year

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